EASTERN GHOUTA: BRIEF LOOK AT UPCOMING OPERATION DAMASCUS STEEL

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24.02.2018

Eastern Ghouta: Brief Look At Upcoming Operation Damascus Steel

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The Syrian Arab Army is preparing to launch its long-awaited Operation Damascus Steel in the Eastern Ghouta. The operation’s goal is to capture entire militant-held pocket (+100 km²) and to secure the Syrian capital and the Damascus-Homs highway (M5).

Right now, Damascus is under a constrant threat of shelling by Tahrir Al-Sham, Ahrar al-Sham, the Free Syrian Army and other militant groups.

A success in Eastern Ghouta will also allow to free a large number of SAA troops for further operations against Hayat Tahrir al-Sham in the province of Idlib.

Forces

The advance in Eastern Ghouta will be spearheaded by the SAA’s Tiger Forces, the Republican Guard, the 14th Division (SF) and the 4th Armoured Division (Ghiath Forces – 42nd Brigade).

These  units will be backed by the National Defense Forces, Tribal Forces and Galilee Forces. According…

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(ADEN, Yemen.) JUST IN: At least five people have been killed in the explosions, security officials confirmed on Friday. Jumhouriya hospital officials earlier said that dozens of people were either killed or wounded in the explosions #AceNewsDesk reports

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#AceNewsReport – Feb.24: They said that five bodies – mostly troops – had been transported to the medical institution along with a number of wounded people, including civilians: An Al Arabiya correspondent in the city reported that most of those killed were civilians #AceNewsDesk report

Al Arabiya also reported that a car bomb detonated on a highway near the entrance to an anti-terrorist camp that is located in the Al-Tawahi district in the south of the city: The terrorist group Daesh has claimed responsibility for the bombings, according to Reuters……..Social media users are uploading pictures of the city of Aden after the explosions that hit the area near the Southern Transitional Council. The photos show plumes of smoke as well as a car in flames.

Terror attack im #Altwahi area in #Aden mins ago south #Yemen

— Hussam Almolaiki (@hussamA123) 3:35 PM – Feb 24, 2018

صور .. قتلى وجرحى…

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#SyriaCrisis (4:30 P.M:GMT) On Saturday, Russian warplanes carried out a major bombardment of the militant-controlled fortress town of Al-Latamenah in the northern countryside of Hama province: Russian warplanes carpet bomb militant stronghold after attack on Syrian minority towns in north Hama #AceNewsDesk reports

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#AceNewsReport – Feb.24: Using a range of conventional munitions – including high-explosive, thermobaric (fuel-air) and bunker buster bombs – Russian airpower hit insurgent gatherings, movements, tactical positions and underground bases throughout the rebel stronghold with well over a dozen strikes #AceNewsDesk reports

24/02/2018This video, from Eastern Ghouta shows @SyriaCivilDef team putting our fires caused by incendiary munitions . 23/24 Feb https://syria.liveuamap.com/en/2018/24-february-this-video-from-eastern-ghouta-shows-syriacivildefThe heavy airstrikes by Russian jets was a direct response to the indiscriminate shelling of the predominately Christian town of Saqilbiyah and the Alawite village of Tal Salhab (both under government control) by armed rebel factions the night before: The town of Al-Latamenah is controlled by Free Syrian Army affiliate group Jaysh al-Izza. It possess a sophisticated network of defenses (including underground bases) in and around it:In general, the settlement (nearly a city by Syrian standards) serves as a key mobilization point for militant groups to launch…

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World ‘cannot trust Iran’ over nuclear future: Saudi foreign minister — Iran says will quit nuclear deal if major international banks continue to avoid doing business with Iran

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Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir says Iran needs to act as a normal country. (REUTERS file photo)
LONDON: Adel Al-Jubeir, Saudi minister of foreign affairs, said on Thursday that the nuclear deal with Iran was unacceptable because Tehran could not be trusted to not produce a nuclear bomb in the future.
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The so-called “sunset clause” in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) means that in eight to ten years’ time Iran could manufacture a nuclear bomb “within weeks.”
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Addressing the foreign affairs committee of the European Parliament, Al-Jubeir said: “We believe the sunset provision is very dangerous. We don’t trust that Iran will not try (to make…

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Russia blocks U.N. agreement on ceasefire resolution for Syria — The Evil Empire Wins

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BBC News

Media caption“At least in heaven there’s food”: The children caught up in Eastern Ghouta air strikes

Russia says it wants changes to a UN Security Council resolution for a ceasefire in Syria amid growing outrage over civilian deaths in a rebel enclave under Syrian government bombardment.

Russia’s UN ambassador called for “feasible” not “populist” action.

Russia’s ambassador, Vasily A. Nebenzya, dismissed reports of attacks on civilians in eastern Ghouta as disinformation and propaganda. Credit Brendan Mcdermid/Reuters

But Western diplomats say Russia is stalling for time and France said failure to act could spell the end of the Security Council itself.

Activists say 400 people have been killed in Eastern Ghouta in five days.

The UN body in New York is due to vote on the resolution on Friday at 11:00 local time (16:00 GMT).

Russia, one of five powers that can veto a resolution, is a…

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Fighting on All Fronts, Netanyahu Could Leave Israel Exposed

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Haaretz

Fighting for his political, Netanyahu juggles tensions in north and south ■ Netanyahu’s threats against Iran and Syria could backfire ■ In Gaza, while Israelis philosophize about the gravity of the situation, a crisis is liable to erupt imminently

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shows a map of the Middle East during a panel discussion at the Munich Security Conference on February 18, 2018 in Munich, southern Germany
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shows a map of the Middle East during a panel discussion at the Munich Security Conference on February 18, 2018 in Munich, southern GermanyMARC MUELLER/AFP

Just like in the arena of criminal proceedings, where a critical mass of investigations is threatening…

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What possible excuses could the Jewish terror state have for incidences such as these

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Settlers Attack Palestinians near Jenin

IMEMC News & Agencies – February 22, 2018

Israeli settlers attacked, on Wednesday, Palestinian vehicles near the town of Silat al-Zohor, to the south of West Bank city Jenin, and shouted anti-Arab slogans.

Witnesses confirmed that settlers deployed near the settlement of “Homesh”, and attacked the vehicles of citizens and threw stones, amid racial chants.

They pointed out, according to Al Ray, that the settlers’ aggression continued until late last night.

Palestinians Kept Indoors as Jewish Settlers Storm West Bank Village

IMEMC News & Agencies – February 22, 2018

The Israeli army forced Palestinians, in the village Kufl Haris, near Salfit, in the north of the West Bank, to stay indoors on Wednesday night, to make it possible for Jewish extremists to storm the village and perform rituals there, according to residents.

They told WAFA that the army raided the village, shut down all roads…

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